The Hacking Orchestra is a project set up of a wired sound park of found objects. We enhanced experiences on improvisation with hardware and software. We designed different inputs and outputs, created circuits, translations, compositions, and notations. We discovered live dramaturgy and proved the affordance of space.
Concept, Design, Development
Prof. Nina Juric Prof. Andreas Muxel
Dino Jin Tanaka, Dieter Pilger, Kyosuke Ishii, Martin Samuel Simpson, Stefanie Grawe, Manuel Alejandro Juarez Saucedo, Jakob Plöns
The Unexplored Pitch in the Misapplication of Ordinary Things
What is the audiovisual character of a thing? How can we sensually invent, re-interpret, and transform it within the context of a band? In December 2016, students of KISD became The Hacking Orchestra and digged deeper into the principles of misuse of objects and explored the modes of instant playing. The Hacking Orchestra invited its students and the public to an audiovisual live set on December 9 2016 at KISD. And as it should be for a real band – there were blenders mixed, wardrobes kicked, razors effected, referee high seats sensorized, marbels synthesized, water amplified, and TVs destroyed.
The Hacking Orchestra is a project set up of a wired sound park of found objects. Students from diverse semesters hacked everyday objects in unusual ways in order to explore their pitch singularities. They enhanced experiences on improvisation with hardware and software. They designed different inputs and outputs, creating circuits, translations, compositions, and notations. They discovered live dramaturgy and proved the affordance of space. In only ten days, they had to find and act together as dialoguing futurists and bizarre musicians.
They built instruments to perform, defined a spatial choreography for playing these instruments and finally performed in public for the first time. They discovered not only the sound of noise and rhythm, but also the visual packaging and aspects of distribution for a band.